St. Paul, Minn. (Spring 2012) – Gardeners everywhere are singing the praises of Endless Summer® Twist-n-Shout™. Endless Summer® Twist-n-Shout™ is a brilliant reblooming lacecap hydrangea developed by Dr. Michael Dirr. This lacecap is a strong rebloomer, topped with gorgeous blooms that make a dramatic impact in the garden. Blossom color will vary depending on your soil type. Alkaline soils, (pH 6-7) will produce party-pleasing, lipstick pink blooms. More acidic soil, (pH 5-5.8) will turn fertile (smaller) blossoms an intriguing periwinkle hue, while sterile blossoms (larger) keep their rich pink color. Twist-n-Shoutʼs glossy green leaves and strong, red stems add to the drama. Fall leaf color is a stunning red-burgundy, making Twist-n-Shout a season-long star.
Twist-n-Shout is able to deliver extraordinary rebloom and superior hardiness thanks to its parentage: Penny Mac and Lady in Red. All four members of the Endless Summer Collection are easy to grow. The full, yet compact growth habit of Twist-n-Shout, The Original, Blushing Bride and new Bella Anna make each variety an ideal plant for decorative containers, elegant as stand-alone shrubs, combined as a group or with other garden plants. Each of these unique and beautiful hydrangeas in the Endless Summer Collection provides extraordinary blooms all season long. In addition to providing great color outdoors, blooms can also be cut and brought inside to create a stunning bouquet. Because all three varieties have the unique ability to bloom on old and new growth, these great flowers can be cut without worry - more blooms are always on the way.
Look for all four Endless Summer Hydrangeas at better garden centers this spring or order online at www.EndlessSummerBlooms.com.
Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout a glance:
• USDA Zone 4-9
• Partial Shade
• Prefers evenly moist well drained soil
• Pink blossoms, slight color change depending on soil type
• Height and width: 3-8 feet and 3.5-5/Upright habit
• Wonderful gifts for weddings, birthdays, Motherʼs Day, Fatherʼs Day and house warming celebrations
Visit www.endlesssummerblooms.com for more information, instructional videos and beautiful, high-resolution images. The site also features a retail locator so homeowners can find a garden center near them to purchase any of the four plants in the Endless Summer Collection.
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